Smiles and laughter fill ICC as Their Majesties grace CNY celebration

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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam; Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha and other members of the royal family in a group photo with the Tionghua community at the CNY celebration in ICC. Picture: Ak Ridhwan Pg Kamarulzaman

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha once again graced the annual Chinese New Year gathering hosted by the Tionghua community yesterday.

Accompanying Their Majesties at the International Convention Centre (ICC) were His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen and other members of the royal family.

A student performer taking a photo opportunity with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Image: Ak Ridhwan Pg Kamarulzaman

The arrival of Their Majesties and members of the royal family were welcomed by Honorary Advisor to the organising committee of this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin, Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh and the event’s organising chairman Dato Ting Jack Chai.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha at the CNY celebration. Image: Ak Ridhwan Pg Kamarulzaman

Besides from the hearty feast, the royal entourage was also treated to colourful and rhythmic performance of traditional martial arts Wushu and traditional dances by Tionghua community students.

Also present were cabinet ministers and other civil servants, LegCo members, foreign diplomats and business associates.

One of the dance numbers performed by the students at the CNY celebration. Image: Ak Ridhwan Pg Kamarulzaman

The Bruneian